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Frederic’s Birthday Party!

Normally today would be like any other day for me, but it’s not.

Once every year a day comes around that is different from the last.

Can you keep a secret?

Today is my birthday!

So I would like to do something *special* to celebrate it with you.

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I’m organizing a big Birthday Party Sale on my website. Check it out at here.
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I’ve now spent the past 14 years of my life studying and practicing the raw food diet, natural hygiene, personal development and natural health.

Sure, there have been many ups and downs during that time, but the “quest” for finding out the truth about Natural Health started when I was just 20 years old.

A friend of mine had just been to a seminar where he had heard about this thing called “Natural Hygiene” and “food combining.”

At the time, I felt I had discovered the ultimate truth with a vegetarian diet. Then suddenly my friend was spoiling my fun by telling me I did not know everything.

What a surprise!

I decided to do a bit of research on my own, the old-fashioned way (back when there wasn’t much online), and discovered a strange little book by a man named Albert Mosseri.

This book contained a word-for-word translation of the book “Raw Eating”, as well as a shocking exposé explanation on the nature of disease.

Suddenly, I felt like Neo in the Matrix when he took the red pill. Wow! The world was different than I imagined.

We didn’t have to expect illness as a “normal” way of life, and could actually do something about it through healthful living.

And the “balanced” diet of the 4 food groups was the most ridiculous and evil nutritional concept ever pushed upon people by so-called experts.

Only one of the four groups was truly essential, and that was fruits and vegetables.

So that’s how it all started, and even though I have gone back and forth many times during those years, and went through my own periods of struggle that I discussed in my book The Raw Secret, the raw diet and natural hygiene have always pulled me back.

My friend RC Dini called this the “Raw Curse”. Basically, once you start going raw, it’s hard to go back. Your body has experienced some real health, and won’t let you mess
it again.

14 years later, I’ve now written my own books. Actually, I’ve created over the years a total of over 50 different books, courses, magazines, publications, etc. That’s not counting the hundreds of articles that I’ve written.

I remember when I first discovered natural hygiene back in 1996 through Mosseri’s book. I *knew* at that point that it was exactly what I needed to do with my life.

Later, I tried other avenues.

At some point, I thought I could become a linguist. So I studied languages. But I realized that my real passion in life was to spread the word about health and the raw food diet.

So here we are, 14 years later, and it’s my birthday — the anniversary of my discovery of natural hygiene and raw foods, and my own birthday.

So you could call it a double-anniversary.

At 34 years old, I feel incredibly lucky.

1) I was born in a free first-world country, where I actually had a chance to develop independent and rational thinking, and where I could make a life for myself. I complained a lot about Quebec in my life, but for having seen the rest of the world, I know I won a pretty sweet spot in the big lottery of “being born on Planet Earth”. And I’m incredibly grateful for that.

2) Being alive at this particular time in history seems pretty lucky as well. When I think about all of the dark ages of human history, I’m glad I landed here at this time and place, even though it’s not perfect all the time.

3) Just being alive at all… what an incredible gift that is!

4) Being human, with the most advanced consciousness we know of, isn’t that amazingly lucky as well?

5) Being young and being healthy. And on TOP of it (as if all of these lucky events weren’t enough), having discovered the raw food diet and natural hygiene, and knowing how to take care of myself without drugs, and having discovered all of that at the age of 20, that seems like the *ultimate* gift of luck.

And this is hard to say, but I have to do it:

If I died tomorrow, and in the last moment I could really look at all that happened in the last 34 years and how lucky I’ve been to experience all of it, I would feel content. And I would want everyone to know that.

Yes, we’re all going to die one day. And this gives our lives even more meaning. We can truly make each day “the best day ever”, to borrow a line from one of my first raw food mentors.

A lot of people tell me: “what’s the point of giving up pizza and beer to eat so healthy like you do? I’d prefer to enjoy life and live a few years less, than give up on life’s pleasure just to live a few years longer.”

The truth is… you shouldn’t live healthfully in order to add a few more years to your life. You should do it to enjoy more out of the life that you have now!

A lot of people truly underestimate the “rewards” of healthful living, and overestimate the pleasure they think they get out of their bad habits.

Do you know how great it feels to wake up in the morning full of energy?

Do you know how much you can enjoy juicy tropical fruits after a workout?

Do you know how amazing it feels to be healthy?

Healthful living has its own rewards in the here and now, even if someone were to only experience it for a brief period of time, and because of an accident didn’t necessarily live a longer life.

The same could be said for living your life according to your highest values.

So that’s what’s been going on in my mind for my Birthday. And I want to share the fun with you.

So here’s my Birthday Party Sale:
http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/birthdaysale2010.html

For the next 48 hours, you get almost every product available at a steep discount, and free shipping for orders over $75.

Why? Because this is my life’s work! On my birthday, I want it to reach as many people as possible.

If this sale is an incentive for you to take action when you’ve been sitting on the fence for a while, and this totally transforms your life for the best, then I will have done my job.

Yours for the best health,

Frederic

PS: The sale will only last 48 hours, starting from now.

Check it out:
http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/birthdaysale2010.html

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.

Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.